What is Ligature?

Ligature definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
the act of binding or tying up: The ligature of the artery was done with skill.
anything that serves for binding or tying up, as a band, bandage, or cord.
a tie or bond: the ligature of mutual need that bound them together.
Printing, Orthography. a stroke or bar connecting two letters.
Printing. a character or type combining two or more letters, as ? and ?.

Music. slur.a group of notes connected by a slur.a metal band for securing the reed of a clarinet or saxophone to the mouthpiece.

Surgery. a thread or wire for constriction of blood vessels or for removing tumors by strangulation.

verb (used with object), lig